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Answer : Belt drives are not really new technology. They are quite common in most of continental Europe and well suited to bike for commuting as they are cleaner, rust free, almost maintenance free and last longer than metal chains. It requires no lube ever, will get about 10,000 miles of use, is super silent and ridiculously light weight
Question 2 : Is single speed the only option?
Answer: Multiple speeds are available through the use of internally geared hubs, gearboxes, and multi-speed bottom brackets. Options are available from Shimano .
Question 3 : WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO THE CARBON DRIVE SYSTEM
Answer : Clean – No Lubrication means no greasy build up of dirt, keeping your hands, clothes, and children clean. Smooth – The Carbon Drive system eliminates the metal-to-metal contact of chains, delivering an unparalleled smoothness that you need to feel to believe
No Noise – The Carbon Drive belt is virtually silent in most riding conditions.Light Weight – the entire system, 2 sprockets and a belt, weighs less than just a typical chain.No Stretch – The Carbon Drive belt does not stretch over time like a chain.
This means you don’t have to re-tension the belt, or replace the belt due to stretch. Self-Cleaning – The patented CenterTrack and MudPort profiles were designed specifically to shed mud, dirt, snow and other debris to meet the needs and environmental challenges of a bicycle.Life – Testing has shown the Carbon Drive belt to last more than twice the life of chains.
Consistent Efficiency – the Carbon Drive belt provides consistent efficiency over the lifetime of the drive. In contrast, chain efficiency decreases with wear and dirt.
Question 4 :WHAT IS MY BELT MADE OF, AND WILL DIRECT SUNLIGHT HARDEN OR DAMAGE IT.
Answer: The Carbon Drive belt is made from polyurethane which has great UV and weather resistance. Your belt won’t have any problems with direct sunlight.